[in the news] New Legal Guideline

wonderer wonderer4711 at gmx.de
Sun Nov 14 21:00:02 UTC 2010

Hy there,

with all we can read here and all that will come I would like to say
some things. This is (or better it can become) one of the things we
discussed last year at the marketing FAD - the Point "Crisis Management"
and I will try to summarize some things.
At this point it is VERY important that the board is open and precise
with the infos that will go out. Here should be written an official PM
over our own mailinglists (THAT should be the very first that should be
done!), to all the "big" press-agencys, the redhat press site, etc.
which clearly states what was the intention behind this decision. From
the marketing perspective this would also be good to be
mentioned/discussed open over the Developer, Ambassadors and other
involved ML's. If not then there could be more and more speculations and
no real info. And THAT would be very dangerous for the image inside and
out there. Just my 23 Cents.

mit freundlichen Grüßen / best regards
Henrik Heigl - wonderer at fedoraproject.org

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Am 14.11.2010 20:57, schrieb Bert Desmet:
> I agree with Jan here, because there is HUGE grey zone involved in
> deciding which packages are accepted.
> can't we add a rule in the user agreement, that fedora can't be hold
> responsible for actions a user does with packages provided by the
> fedora project?
> regards,
> Bert
> On Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 4:51 PM, Jan Wildeboer <jwildebo at redhat.com> wrote:
>> IMHO it is a risky decision. By limiting the field of use that governs what
>> constitutes "acceptable" behaviour of Fedora, we effectively add regulations
>> based on a vague feeling of "this could be somehow something that might put
>> Fedora at risk".
>> I expect a full and thorough analysis of which tools we currently ship could
>> be excluded under this new doctrine. Think of nmap, wireshark etc. Tools
>> that have a perfect use for debugging but can also be used for not-so-good
>> things.
>> With this decision, it will become hard to justify why some tools are OK and
>> others pose a legal risk.
>> I am not happy with this new policy.
>> Jan
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: marketing-bounces at lists.fedoraproject.org
>> <marketing-bounces at lists.fedoraproject.org>
>> To: Fedora Marketing team <marketing at lists.fedoraproject.org>
>> Sent: Sun Nov 14 10:30:19 2010
>> Subject: [in the news] New Legal Guideline
>> Hi,
>> Some news in German about new legal guideline on pro-linux.de:
>> Fedora gibt sich Richtlinie für Sicherheitssoftware
>> http://www.pro-linux.de/news/1/16390/fedora-gibt-sich-richtlinie-fuer-sicherheitssoftware.html
>> Regards, vinz.
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